Applying Emotional Intelligence

The term emotional intelligence conveys some aspects of present-day zeitgeists; it captures something of the many competing interests or spirits of our age (Mayer, Salovey & Caruso 2000b, p. 97). Emotional Intelligence is an emerging idea and as such there is no absolute definition for it. Over the last two decades a number of definitions have been developed. Psychologists Dr John Mayer, of the University of New Hampshire, and Dr Peter Salovey, of Yale University, first published two … [Read more...]

Emotional intelligence can matter more than IQ

According to Dr Dorrian Aiken, part-time lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, EQ is considered to be more important than IQ in leadership, management , parenting and teaching "because emotions are contagious". She says one person can influence the well-being of others by behaving in a way that causes them to become demotivated. How we influence one another through our emotional intelligence and through our positivity is really important — Dr Dorrian Aiken, part-time … [Read more...]

How to screen leadership candidates for emotional intelligence

How important is it to interview executive leadership candidates for emotional intelligence when recruiting? Any executive search firm provides detailed information on each candidate’s career history, their reasons for leaving prior employers, and their most applicable career accomplishments, as well as the recruiter’s insights into each candidate. After reading through the extensive candidate profile that Laura Fries, managing director and executive vice president of Baker Tilly’s … [Read more...]

The Genos EI Model

What it Is The Genos EI Model is an internationally recognized Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, model and assessment combined with award winning development programs that enhance leadership, sales, teamwork and customer service. How it is Used To identify talent. Our Emotional Intelligence assessment is used to identify people with naturally great soft skills, people who will make great leaders, sales or customer service personnel. In this context it is used in recruitment (external or … [Read more...]

The New EQ-i 2.0® Experience

The New EQ-i 2.0® truly exemplifies these core principles. In fact, it is so far beyond what is available in the market today that we prefer to talk about the EQ-i 2.0 in terms of providing a new experience rather than a new product. A New Experience Why is it a new experience? It’s an experience because the EQ-i 2.0 provides you with an array of services and client-focused offerings, all delivered through an easy-to-access online portal. This new experience not only provides you with a … [Read more...]

Motivation Assessment

What it Is The Genos Employee Motivation Program is a unique model and assessment of motivation, combined with inspiring development programs that lift levels of employee engagement. How it is Used To improve employee engagement. Our motivation assessment and development programs improve employee engagement by creating greater awareness of motivation and greater alignment between what people are motivated by and what they do at work. To develop leadership. Our Motivating and Engaging … [Read more...]

Daniel Goleman on Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman talks about how in order to be in a top profession a person needs, aside from a high IQ, the ability to be self-motivated and emotionally intelligent. … [Read more...]